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Job Type: Habitat Restoration Volunteer
Location: Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Duration: 7-8 months (Approximately September 2020 to April 2021)
Application deadline: Applications reviewed upon receipt until positions are filled
Inquiries: Email Andrew Sullivan-Haskins at
To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Andrew Sullivan-Haskins:
Description: The State of Hawai'i’s Department of Land and
Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife
(DOFAW) is seeking Habitat Restoration Volunteers for work
at Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northwestern Hawaiian
Islands. Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea
Marine National Monument and is located 1,400 miles
northwest of O'ahu. Kure Atoll provides important habitat for
wildlife, including the endangered Laysan teal (Anas
laysanensis) and Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus
schauinslandi). Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure
including Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) and
Christmas shearwaters (Puffinus nativitatis).
DLNR is committed to eradicating non-native and invasive plant species such as Golden crown-beard (Verbesina
encelioides) from the atoll. Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they displace native plants,
which are necessary for wildlife habitat and to promote dune stabilization. This position is a rare opportunity to protect
and recover a unique ecosystem while living in a remote wildlife sanctuary!
Kure Atoll is an extremely remote work location and transportation to the atoll is limited and infrequent. Deployment
to any remote field station is a serious undertaking. Delays in travel dates due to weather or ship mechanical issues may
occur. Due to Kure’s extremely remote location and prohibitive natural features, access can be limited and response
times for emergencies, including evacuation, may be longer than ideal. The ability to live and work in close quarters with
a small group of people for an extended period of time is of the utmost importance. Field teams typically consist of 6 to
8 personnel. There are only 2 field seasons per year (approximately 6-8 months each). There is no Internet or cell phone
service available. Contact with friends/family is limited to text only email (no pictures or attachments) through the field
station’s satellite phone.
Volunteers will be trained to conduct: Invasive plant removal (manual and chemical), invasive species monitoring, plant
identification, wildlife monitoring and species identification, native plant propagation and distribution, safe animal
handling, and beach cleanups to remove wildlife entanglement and ingestion hazards.
Although the program objectives are diverse, a majority of the time is dedicated to invasive plant removal.
Volunteers will acquire skills in: Off-the-grid/Remote field camp logistics, Quarantine protocols aimed at protecting
native environments, Habitat restoration techniques, Native and non-native plant and wildlife identification, Data
collection methods and data entry, Satellite communications and GPS navigation, Observation techniques and binocular
use, Chemical and mechanical methods for non-native plant control, Native plant propagation and outplanting
techniques, etc.
Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills, excellent physical and mental health, able to walk 10 miles per day with a 40
lb. pack over soft sand and uneven terrain, able to lift and carry 50 lbs., data collection and management skills, able to
work for long hours in uncomfortable and/or unpredictable weather, bend or stoop for short periods of time, ability to
swim, 20/20 color vision or correctable lenses. Must be able to obtain medical clearance for embarking/working on
research vessels. Must be comfortable with use of pesticides.
Strict Quarantine: Biosecurity protocols are in place to prevent further introduction of alien species. This quarantine
requires that all “soft” items (clothing, shoes, straps, etc.) must be purchased new and frozen for 48 hours prior to
departure to Kure Atoll. All “hard” items (cameras, electronics, musical instruments, etc.) must be inspected thoroughly
and may need to be frozen or fumigated prior to departure.
Volunteers can expect to work 40 hours per week. Work hours are project dependent and may include early mornings,
evenings, and weekends. Additionally, volunteers will assist with camp upkeep and chores outside of regular work hours.
Travel dates are tentative and subject to change. DLNR/ DOFAW will provide transportation between Honolulu and Kure.
Lodging and food while on Kure and in transit between Honolulu and Kure are provided. Most clothing and work related
gear is provided.
Examples of tasks and physical requirements for position are listed below.
Weather conditions may be sunny, hot, cold, windy, and/or rainy.
For more information visit the Kure Atoll Conservancy website:
Kure Atoll Blog:
Kure Atoll Facebook Page:
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument:
Task Physical
Weight (lbs.) Repetition Distance Duration Physical Conditions lift/carry supplies and drinking water lift/carry/transfer to boat and/or wheelbarrow 20-50 lbs. as needed carry up to 100’ and haul up to 700’, as needed 4+ hours several times per season uneven surface, soft sand, hills, wave action push/pull wheelbarrows push/pull supplies 100+ lbs. as needed up to 700’ feet, as needed 6+ hours several times per season uneven surface,soft sand, hard substrate, hills spray backpack for herbicide application lift/carry pack, squeeze spray trigger, pump handle 20-40 lbs. 5 days per week 4+ miles 4-8 hours/day, as needed uneven surface, soft sand, hard substrate, hills , repetitive motion remove wildlifeentanglement hazards from beaches lift/haul/carry/drag, hand tools used to cut up large pieces carry 50 lbs. drag 150 lbs. As needed 10’-300’ 8+ hours several times per season, as needed uneven surface, soft sand, hills, wave action boating stand, sit, swim, load supplies a few times per season as needed 1-6 hours, during offloads and surveys bouncing, jarring, jolting, sun/wind/cold crushing tin food cans for recycling/trash swing/pound a sledge hammer, squat 3 lb. sledge hammer 3-4 times per week as needed 2-4 hours per month, as needed squatting, repetitive motion seabird monitoring squeeze hand tally counters,marking wand triggers pack weight 10+ lbs., weight of necessary supplies 800+ times per day 4+ miles 8+ hours for 5-7 days per season uneven surface, soft sand, hard substrate, hills, repetitive motion wildlife handling squat, kneel, capture, restrain pack weight 10+ lbs. as needed depending on species as needed as needed uneven surface, soft sand, hard substrate, hills


Bishop Museum
Entomology Digitization Technician

Assist with digitizing specimen data in the Entomology Collection to help make these data accessible to scientists across a variety of disciplines. This work will allow researchers to synthesize important Hawaiian and Pacific arthropod records so that the specimens, and their associated data, will be available to help better understand the biodiversity and conservation of the species in these regions.
Duties and Responsibilities

Retrieve specimens according to taxa and locality from the pinned, alcohol, and slide collections and move to imaging lab. Assign catalog numbers and labels for each specimen. Set up slides and vials in batch scanning trays and set up pinned specimens and labels for imaging.

Set up and operate imaging systems using 35 mm digital camera and accessories, flatbed scanners, imaging software, and post editing software. Manage and store batch image files using file management software.

Digitize specimen label data using collection management software. Validate specimen taxa using current online or published checklists. Transcribe label data and georeference localities using geolocation software. Attach labels and specimen images to database record. Check records for discrepancies prior to releasing records for import to web portals.

Return specimens to their storage areas in the collection and record location in database. Organize and curate collection area, update specimen container and aisle labels, and document all changes.

Works in a safe manner so as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers and visitors. Complies with safety rules and regulations and establishes safe work practices.Reads all safety materials received.Promptly reports unsafe conditions and unsafe acts or accidents to appropriate individual.Maintains assigned work area and equipment free of accident-producing conditions.
Knowledge and experience in using digital imaging systems, macro photography, image editing tools (Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom), collection management software (Specify 7), arthropod taxonomy, and geography of the Pacific region are desired. Good computer skills using Windows 10 and Microsoft Office are required.
AD/BA/BS degree (in biology, museum studies or related field preferred) OR High School diploma AND up to 3 years experience in field, lab, or related science/museum work.
Other Requirements
Ability to handle small fragile specimens
Good organization and project management skills
Desire to learn and work hard
Physical Requirements
Primarily light work with periods of sitting, walking, reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling.A high degree of hand-eyecoordination required in using a microscope. Long periods of handling and manipulating specimens and storage containers.Long periods of data entry and keyboard use. Visual requirements include 20/20 corrected vision, depth perception, a wide field of vision and the ability to distinguish colors.
Hours: Full Time Monday –Friday daytime hours, with full benefits. Two years -grant funded
Salary: $12.00
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.
If interested please contact JIM BOONE, Entomology Collection Manager, Bishop Museum


Trail Building Internships - Summer 2020

Two paid summer internships working with the Lyon Arboretum Grounds and Collections Department! $2,500 stipend.

Deadline to apply: June 22, 2020

Are you looking for a great summer internship opportunity?

At Lyon Arboretum, we support and challenge individuals to develop skills, fulfill their potential, enrich their lives, and become contributing, culturally aware members of our community. The 197-acre Arboretum has over 8 miles of trails that showcase its rare and unique plant collections.

This position is an introduction to trail building and provides practical skills in constructing walkways to enhance visitor experience of the living collection.

Instructions to apply and more information

View the full description, including instructions to apply, here: 2020 Trail Internship

If you require assistance to access the information in this document, please contact Liloa Dunn, Grounds and Collections Manager, or 808-988-0466. Other questions can also be directed to Liloa Dunn.

Deadline to apply: June 22, 2020


Wildlife Field Research Assistant : Kauaʻi
Who: Looking for Kauaʻi students enrolled in the University
of Hawai ʻi system interested in getting field experience in
wildlife ecology .
Get hands on experience with wildlife monitoring
methods and wildlife research through a project coordinated
by the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Ecology Lab. Job will require hiking to
remote locations with heavy gear, operating 4x4 vehicles
over rough terrain, and potential for helicopter operations.
Job opportunity is a full time paid position open for
Kaua ʻi island only. Applicant must be based on Kaua ʻi
throughout the duration of the project. Job will be across
the island of Kauaʻi throughout public lands.
Full time throughout summer and potential for work
into Fall if applicant is attending KCC or based on Kauaʻi
during school year.
Job is currently advertised on SECE (Job no. 252012
For more information contact:


As a Hydrologic Technician within the Pacific Islands Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Here's the link:

  • Performing routine measurements of stage and discharge in a variety of field conditions.
  • Performing routine field water-quality measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.
  • Computing, processing, and checking routine sediment samples.
  • Entering sediment data into water-quality and/or daily-values file using automated systems.
  • Performing installation, maintenance, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording, and communications equipment and instrumentation.
  • Assisting in the construction and removal of gages and supporting structures.
  • Operating a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

Work Environment:  The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds, such as stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices or equipment. The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with field sites such as limited access, adverse weather or flooding conditions, exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. The work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.



The Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency is now accepting applications for a new position of Food Security & Sustainability Program Manager. The full job description and information on how to apply is attached and posted here. Note the deadline to apply is Friday, June 19, 2020.

Food Security & Sustainability Program Manager (SR-22)
Organization description:
The City and County of Honolulu (“City”) Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (“CCSR”)
was established by a City Charter amendment in 2016 with overwhelming approval by Oʻahu voters. As
mandated by Charter, CCSR is tasked with seeking local information from scientists and tracking climate
change science and potential impacts on City facilities, coordinating actions and policies of departments
within the City to increase community preparedness, protecting economic activity, protecting the coastal
areas and beaches, and developing resilient infrastructure in response to the effects from climate change.
Additionally, CCSR is responsible for integrating sustainable and environmental values into City plans,
programs, and policies. CCSR also administratively supports the City’s Climate Change Commission.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Serve as lead for the City’s Food Security & Sustainability Program
• Develop a strategic food system development plan to address sustainability within Oʻahu’s food
system, poverty-related affordability, food deserts, and increasing access to locally-produced foods
• Oversee the drafting, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the plan’s actions to
establish long-term food resilience on Oʻahu and navigate the impacts of climate change on Oʻahu’s
food systems
• Conduct research on best practices among U.S. and international cities regarding the integration of
food security and sustainability, and incorporates these lessons into City policy and plans
• Support the development of Oʻahu’s food networks by identifying and building partnerships with
Federal, State, non-profit, and community agencies/organizations to better align among various
levels of government and NGOs

• Recommend policies and initiatives with particular purview to the island’s disproportionately-
impacted and vulnerable communities

• Represent CCSR and the City, on topics at various stakeholder and community meetings througout
• Launch and coordinate an Oʻahu Food Policy Council or similar entity
• Other related duties as may be assigned
Minimum qualifications:
• At least three to five years of experience in public health, nutrition, sustainability, food systems,
agriculture, economic and community development or planning, including industry, policy,
consulting and advocacy work
• Bachelor's degree in relevant field from an accredited university
• Experience in policy formation, research, and analysis and familiarity with the implications and
economic impacts of climate and sustainability policies


• Ability to synthesize technical information from diverse sources and to convey this information in
written and verbal forms (i.e., plans, policies, public meetings)
• Familiarity with policies and programs addressing coomunity food insecurity; including food policy
councils, SNAP-Ed outreach initiatives, farmers markets, community gardens, food-buying
• cooperatives, community-supported agriculture programs, farm-to-school initaitves, community
kitchens, etc.
• Ability to build coalitions to advance City policy and plans surrounding long-term food security,
sustainbaility, and self-sufficiency
• Experience managing projects in a team setting, including developing project plans and managing
• Experience collaborating with diverse internal and external stakeholders and community
partnerships to achieve goals
• Excellent writing and public presentation skills, with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to communicate complex policy issues clearly and concisely to members of the public in
both written and verbal forms
• Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and organize projects in a professional and concise manner, sometimes with
short deadlines
• Strong background using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Desired qualifications:
• Advanced degree in relevant discipline such as public health, nutrition, sustainability, food systems,
agriculture, management, economic and community development or planning, environmental
science or similar science
• Previous experience working in food security or sustainable agriculture on Oʻahu (or elsewhere in
Hawaiʻi) preferred
• Deep understanding of how the concept of resilience can be operationalized in government
planning and policy
• Knowledge of the landuse planning process, including how it applies to food systems and climate
change adaptation
Starting salary ranging between $64,476 and $72,528 annually, plus full City benefits.
To apply:
To apply, please send a 1-2 page cover letter, current resume, a minimum of two writing samples, and at
least three current references to Please highlight aspects of your experience
that are relevant for this position and explain why you are interested in working with the City and County
of Honolulu and CCSR.
Deadline to apply:
Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 19, 2020 or until the position is filled.



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2019 World Bank Internship is open to undergraduate degree students and a full-time graduate study program.

Deadline: Ongoing 

Award Amount: Unpaid

Internship Type: Fulltime

Applicants can get more information through the given link: World Bank Internship


Seabird Restoration Internship – applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship.  Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited. Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram’s Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise in Kahuku, HI. More information on the project can be found at

Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020


Seabird Research Internship- applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are working with partners from around the world to build a global seabird restoration database – a database of all active seabird restoration activities using social attraction and/or translocation techniques – to document the methods and outcomes from these activities and inform best practices in the field of seabird restoration.

Research interns will have a passion for conservation and interest in seabird biology and restoration, research, data entry, and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting literature reviews, entering and checking data, and communicating with global experts in the field of seabird restoration. Other duties could include mapping in ArcGIS, organizing data in a database such as MS Access, data analysis, and scientific writing. For interns based in Hawaii, there are opportunities to also gain experience with the seabird restoration intern team.

 Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020
Internship Location: Option to be based in Hawaii or California

Postdoc opportunities: Contact for further information 

Internship opportunities: Contact for further information 

Spring–Summer Intern Scientist
Honolulu, HI
About Integral
Integral Consulting Inc. provides technical insight, strategy, and project
delivery to help our clients move forward in an evolving world. We seek
to achieve this mission by creating a business culture of client service,
technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Equally, we hold
ourselves to strong internal commitments to health and safety,
sustainability, diversity, mutual respect, collegiality, and the professional
development of our staff.
We are seeking an Intern Scientist to work with our environmental
scientists in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of challenging
environmental investigations, providing a unique opportunity for
personal development and mentorship.
Our internship program is designed to help bridge the gap between
formal education and the workplace. The program connects students with
staff members to obtain hands-on experience in environmental projects
with different technical focus. This is a paid internship position with the
possibility of leading to full-time employment.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
As an Intern Scientist, your job functions will include, but not be
limited to:
• Participating as team member in a large field soil sampling and
analysis program on the island of Oahu with the following tasks:
– Working 8- to 10-hour days during field events
– Learning to operate hand-held XRF instrument for metals in soil
– Collecting shallow soil samples using hand tools such as a spade
or auger
– Keeping detailed field notes, sample location maps, and sampling
– Cleaning equipment, and conducting maintenance and inventory
– Keeping custody of environmental samples and delivering to the
• Assisting with data management activities such as organizing, data
entry, and quality assurance reviews of environmental data
• Assisting with technical writing of reports.

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Integral Consulting Inc.
Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the natural life, environmental, or geological
sciences, or a related field. The ideal candidate will also have:
• 0–3 years of experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience with GIS and MS Excel
• Good working knowledge of environmental science and chemistry
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to or visit our Careers
webpage at Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Integral Consulting Inc. provides an exceptional
benefits package with company-subsidized insurance, and an exciting work environment with opportunities
for significant professional growth.
All offers of employment are contingent on candidates passing an employment history screening and, if
applicable, a degree verification. Offers of employment for some positions may also be contingent on
candidates passing a federal, state, and county criminal background and Watch List screenings and a drug
and alcohol screening. Candidates for whom this is a requirement will receive written notice. All screenings
will be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer and are committed to a proactive program
of affirmative action and diversity development.
Integral Consulting Inc. provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified
employees and applicants without regard to race; color; religion; gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions); national origin; age; sexual orientation; disability; marital status; military,
veteran, or Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act protected veteran status; gender identity or
gender expression; or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. The “EEO is the Law”
poster can be viewed here:


Paid Internships in Tropical Forest Ecology at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
Two intern positions are available at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in
Panama. The interns will work directly with Dr. Evan Gora, and in collaboration with an
international network of ecophysiologists and forest ecologists, to address key knowledge gaps
in our understanding of tropical forest dynamics. These internships will prioritize professional
development; interns will have opportunities to conduct independent research, develop
quantitative skills, and coauthor peer-reviewed publications. We are seeking motivated
individuals capable of working independently and collecting field data in tropical forest
conditions. Previous field research experience, particularly in tropical forests, is preferred but
not required. The internships are available for two distinct projects:
1. Determining how lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive. Our
collaborative work recently revealed that lightning is a major cause of tropical tree death.
Therefore, the ability of certain species to survive lightning strikes likely influences forest
dynamics, differences in forest composition, and tree species coexistence. The intern will
conduct experiments and collect field data to test the physiological and electrical mechanisms by
which lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive.
2. Evaluating the factors that regulate the decomposition of entire trees. Dead wood
is a crucial component of global carbon cycling and it functions as a keystone resource that
maintains forest diversity. However, our understanding of wood decomposition in its natural
context is severely limited. Dead wood primarily exists as large pieces that decompose over
many years, whereas most decomposition studies are conducted using small substrates over a
few months. This is problematic because the results of short-term, ground-level studies often
differ substantially from the decomposition of entire trees in the same conditions. The intern
will conduct field research and perform analyses on the first long-term, large-scale, and
community-wide study into the decomposition of entire trees in tropical forests.
--Who should apply? Advanced undergraduates or graduates (BA or BS) seeking training and
experience in ecological research, particularly those considering graduate school.
Applicants should submit three documents combined into one .pdf document: (1) a one-page
cover letter describing relevant experience, interest in these positions, and how this internship
will contribute to your career goals; (2) Curriculum Vitae (CV); and (3) contact information for
two references including their professional affiliation, email address, and phone number. If you
are only interested in one of the intern positions, then please state so on the first line of your
cover letter. Otherwise, applicants will be considered for both positions. Submit applications to
Evan Gora at with the subject line: “Internship Application - (Applicant’s
last name)”. Applications are due by February 21st and the anticipated start date is May-July of
2020, although there is some flexibility.
Additional information: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is a prestigious
research organization with a large and vibrant community of staff scientists, postdoctoral
researchers, interns, and technicians/assistants. STRI operates multiple field stations in some
of the best-studied forests in the world, including the Barro Colorado Island and Gamboa lab
facilities where research will be conducted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and STRI policy.